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Review of the Glasgow and Fife Drug Courts: Report

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Key Statistics

Throughput

Glasgow Drug Court Throughput Table 1

Assessments

DTTOs

EPOs

POs

SDS

Total Orders

% resulting in Orders

2004

153

66

5

26

1

98

63%

2005

171

61

0

17

1

79

46%

2006

175

59

0

20

8

87

48%

2007

139

36

0

22

8

66

47%

2008

164

54

0

22

9

85

52%

(key: EPO - Enhanced Probation Order, PO - Probation Order, SDS - Structured Deferred Sentence)

29. Table 1 provides details of the throughput of Glasgow Drug Court from 2004 -2008. In the 2006 evaluation period of 3 years from November 2001 to November 2004 the Glasgow Drug Court made a total of 191 Orders in respect of 150 offenders. It can therefore be concluded that the business of the Drug Court has remained broadly constant apart from a dip in 2007.

Fife Drug Court Throughput Table 2

Assessments

DTTOs

EPOs

Total Orders

% resulting in Orders

2005

121

62

18

90

74%

2006

117

72

17

89

76%

2007

91

70

8

78

86%

2008

90

46

14

60

67%

30. Table 2 provides details of the throughput for the Fife Drug Court from 2005 - 2008. The 2006 evaluation used 2 years worth of data for the Fife court (Sept 2002 to Sept 2004). In that time 184 individuals (205 orders) were made subject to a Drug Court Order equating to over 100 Orders per annum. The figures in table 2 show that the business of the Fife Drug Court has fallen gradually since that time with a 33% decrease in the annual number of Orders made between 2005 and 2008.

Outputs

Glasgow Drug Court Completed Orders Table 3

No. of Completed Orders

Successful

Revoked/Breached

% Successful

2004

94

61

33

65%

2005

71

42

29

59%

2006

122

62

60

51%

2007

126

56

70

44%

2008

76

36

40

47%

TOTAL

489

257

232

53%

Note: breakdown by type of Order not provided.

31. Table 3 provides information on completed Orders in Glasgow Drug Court. Completion rates are between 44% and 65% between 2004 and 2008. In addition to this the 2006 evaluation showed that the Glasgow Drug Court achieved a 47% successful completion rate.

Fife Drug Court Completed Orders Table 4

No. of Completed Orders

Successful

Revoked/Breached

% Successful

2005

89

24

65

27%

2006

84

41

43

49%

2007

76

27

49

36%

2008

41

17

24

41%

TOTAL

290

109

181

38%

32. Table 4 provides information on completed Orders in Fife Drug Court Completion rates are between 27% and 49% between 2005 and 2008. The low successful completion rate in 2005 was under a previous prescribing regime in NHS Fife at the time. That prescribing policy changed towards the end of 2005 and may account for the improvement over subsequent years In addition to this the 2006 Evaluation showed that Fife Drug Court achieved a 30% successful completion.

Scotland wide DTTOs Table 5

Assessments

DTTOs

Breaches Revocations

Successful completions

% successful

2005/06

1036

521

233

186

36%

2006/07

1153

613

318

210

34%

2007/08

1133

543

209

183

34%

Total

3322

1677

760

579

35%

Note: These figures include data from Fife & Glasgow Drug Courts.

33. Table 5 provides information on completed Orders across Scotland. This includes Fife and Glasgow Drug Courts figures. While the successful completion rate for Scotland wide DTTOs from 2005 -2008 is not directly comparable with the successful completion rate for the Drug Courts (see tables 3 and 4) it suggests that there is not much of a percentage difference. Scotland wide DTTO data has been published by financial years. Thus, completed DTTOs in 2007/2008, for example, may have been assessed in 2005/06 or 2006/07. Drug Court data, obtained from the Drug Courts themselves, looks at completion or otherwise of DTTOs within any one year.